If you've been part of our community for a while, you'll already know about Flwr Chyld! The recently signed Atlanta born and raised Producer/Songwriter is an artist we literally cannot live without both sonically and aesthetically. His new album 'Luv N Chaos' (featuring: Sebastian Mikael, Amber Narvan of Moonchild and Kadhja Bonet) has just dropped and it might be some of the best music we've heard to date!
If you're into R&B, Lo-Fi, Neo-Soul and a guaranteed good time, hit [play]...this one's for you. Read up on the artist and find out more about the new album below.
Tell us a bit about your story: who are you and what has your journey looked like so far?
To put it plainly, I’m a band geek from Atlanta, GA that had a vision of becoming an artist of some sorts. That evolved into me coming up with this really crazy idea of becoming a music producer and songwriter. I believed in that vision, trusted the process, and up to this point I’d say it's worked out pretty well haha.
What’s the best advice you’ve received during your journey?
There’s a few haha.
1. Don’t take shit personally, main character syndrome will get you absolutely nowhere.
2. Don’t stress the things you can’t control.
3. Trust the process.
4. Enjoy where you are, everything is temporary.
How do you nurture your creativity?
I nurture my creativity by giving myself freedom to try new and different things within and outside of music. By freedom I mean trying new things musically. That usually consists of me listening to new music that I wouldn't normally gravitate towards, or even working with people outside of my main genre. And outside of music, a few ways that I nurture my creativity is taking a different route on my walks through Brooklyn, trying a different coffee shop, or even booking a different travel destination. For me, nurturing my creative spirit all boils down to stepping outside of my comfort zone, which ultimately leads to creating something unique…music and/or an experience.
What do you hope your music will reveal to your listeners?
I always create from an introspective place, but my end goal is to always release something that others can relate to. Music makes you feel a wide variety of emotions, and I’m looking to make people feel something that they can tie to their own individual experience.
Who inspires you musically and creatively?
It's a really really REALLY long list, and it changes depending on what space I’m in. There are a ton of individual producers, artists, and musicians that contributed to the sound I’ve crafted. I’ll just go out of order…Stevie Wonder, Neptunes, N.E.R.D., Robert Glasper, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbbard, Bill Evans, Piero Piccioni, Timbaland, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Dwele, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Musiq Souldchild, Solange, Tyler the Creator, The Internet, Patrice Rushen, Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware…
And then of course there’s my homies (musicians, photographers, and designers…James Tillman, Grimm Lynn, Sebastian Mikael, Piera Moore, Joshua West, BOSCO, EVN.B, Alex Hassell, Nathan Bajar, Jada Nycole Ellise, BENADRYL, AJRMR, SMV, Thrice Groove, Kory Jordan, the list goes on. All of my peeps are amazing.
What was the creative process behind your latest album, Luv N Chaos?
For this album in particular, I wanted to be more intentional than ever about the story I wanted to tell. Past projects I had a tendency to be a little passive with the picture I was trying to paint. This time around, my goal was to share experiences I had gone through. Production wise, I wanted to give the listeners a wide range of emotions, all while tying in multiple musical influences. In addition to the production, I was a lot more involved in the writing because I felt that was the best way to convey the message I was trying to get across. And if I wasn’t fully involved in the writing, I made sure that I was fully transparent with my collaborators. Letting them know exactly what story I was trying to tell…and it all came together beautifully.
Is there any advice you want to give to new artists?
The best advice I can give to an aspiring artist is to trust the process. It can be a bit difficult to get others on board with the idea that you have this vision of becoming an “artist,” especially in the beginning stages. Whatever you’re looking to accomplish, trust your vision, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. I have a set of principles I go by and that’s patience, perseverance, persistence, consistency, confidence, and faith. All of which have helped me reach the level I’m currently at. Last piece of advice I’d give is, always have a healthy, hungry, and humble spirit. No one owes you shit :)
Stream the full album here:
Images by Piera Moore